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Uglies #2020

Uglies By Scott Westerfeld Uglies Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous What could be wrong with that Tally is about to turn sixteen and she can t wait Not for her license for turning pretty In Tally s world your sixteenth birthd
  • Title: Uglies
  • Author: Scott Westerfeld
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  • Page: 156
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  • Uglies By Scott Westerfeld Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous What could be wrong with that Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can t wait Not for her license for turning pretty In Tally s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high tech paradise where your only job is to hEverybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous What could be wrong with that Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can t wait Not for her license for turning pretty In Tally s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time In just a few weeks Tally will be there But Tally s new friend Shay isn t sure she wants to be pretty She d rather risk life on the outside When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world and it isn t very pretty The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.
    Uglies By Scott Westerfeld
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    1. Scott Westerfeld

      Scott Westerfeld is a New York Times bestselling author of YA He was born in the Texas and now lives in Sydney and New York City In 2001, Westerfeld married fellow author Justine Larbalestier.He is best know for the Uglies and Leviathan series, and his next book, Afterworlds, comes out September 23, 2014.His book Evolution s Darling was a New York Times Notable Book, and won a Special Citation for the 2000 Philip K Dick Award So Yesterday won a Victorian Premier s Award and both Leviathan and Midnighters 1 The Secret Hour won Aurealis Awards Peeps and Uglies were both named as Best Books for Young Adults 2006 by the American Library Association.

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    1. I need to never run into Scott Westerfeld down a dark alley, or during a Civil War reenactment, or at Charlton Heston s house, or wherever My deep desire not to be arrested for murder would have an epic battle with my need to reach for a weapon when I see his stupid face In all fairness, as you see, I coughed up three stars for this book, so I will clarify that my empty threatening is really directed toward Pretties and Specials books two and three in this series I m posting this review on the l [...]


    2. So my wife and I occasionally swap books which may seem a little kooky However, you have to keep things spicy when you ve been married as long as we have and since nipple showers with hot candle wax make me break out into shouts of FUCKARELLA THAT HURTS we needed some alternative sizzle So she hooks me up with this little philly of a novel while I matched her with The Lies of Locke Lamora Well my wife loved the book I set her up with I knew she would because it is all over awesome Of course, I w [...]


    3. I ve only seen one episode of The Twilight Zone In this episode, a woman undergoes a battery of surgeries to look normal At the end of the episode, viewers learn that this latest surgery has failed the woman is still hideous Except that to the audience she is beautiful Online research led me to another episode where teenagers are surgically altered to live longer and conform to a unified standard of beauty based on a limited number of acceptable models Uglies, Scott Westerfeld s dystopic novel, [...]


    4. Nope, couldn t finish it Sigh I thought I was going to like this one It started off fine and all And then everything fell apart Yes, that dramatic.Am I the only one who was deeply offended by this piece of crap This book is wrong, wrong, wrong.The writing itself isn t particularly well, isn t anything really But this is supposed to be a book about beauty with a big B and the writing doesn t do justice to the theme I d even call it Ugly The characters are stereotyped Tally is a brainwashed moron [...]


    5. Do you know that feeling, when you really want to punch a character in the face Well, Tally Youngblood, you must be grateful that I can t see your face.Now I should stop the rant the book itself was a quick read, but I don t get the hype Enjoyable, yes Good, not that much I m not really sure if I ll ever finish this series Maybe one day if I m actually bored.


    6. I remember my initial disappointment when Scott Westerfeld switched from adult sf to YA fiction How could he do this to me I liked his books, but I don t wanna read a dopey YA novel I d read in an interview that it was mostly a financial decision the YA market has exploded, and that s where the money is right now How can you fault a guy for trying to make a living As a junior high Language Arts teacher, it s impossible not to notice that Westerfeld s first YA series has done extremely well I gue [...]


    7. Three hundred years after an apocalyptic sized disaster that reshaped the world, Tally is about to turn 16 and pretty In her contained, isolated, self sufficient city just like all the other contained, isolated, self sufficient cities the operation to make her pretty will be intensive, extreme and, as far as she and everyone else alive is concerned, absolutely worth it Once she s pretty, she ll go to live across the river in New Pretty Town and party the nights away, loved by all.It s a shock to [...]


    8. I loved this book for what it is a reminder of my childhood and a beautiful story about accepting yourself for who you are RTC THIS JUST IN SCOTT WESTERFELD IS WRITING FOUR NEW NOVELS IN THE UGLIES WORLD AND IT IS LIKE MY CHILDHOOD HAS BEEN BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE IT IS GOING TO BE CALLED IMPOSTORS AND COMES OUT SEPTEMBER 11TH AND MY LITTLE HIGH SCHOOL HEART IS BEATING AGAIN I REPEAT BEATING AGAIN REREADING THIS NOW AND THEN I WILL TELL YOU GUYS HOW MUCH I STILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE ITDFJEROIGHNWSFCMJGN [...]


    9. Seeing this book always popping up every time I searched for best YA novels, I knew I just HAD to read this I ve been actually saving this trilogy for a special reading occasion because I am really into dystopians and discovering this series was written even before the Hunger Games, I expected that I will be than impressed Sad to say, the book did not meet my expectation Sure, the concept is cute every one at the age of 16 gets operated on to become pretty while every body else is considered ug [...]



    10. Uglies is about Tally Youngblood, who is about to turn sixteen, much to her liking This is a futuristic novel, and when you turn sixteen you get an operation to make you pretty What being pretty means is that you have all your bones taken and ground, your skin re sized and your whole entire body is basically re done Like a huge surgery The thing is, during her wait to turn sixteen Tally was the youngest in her group of friends she meets a girl named Shay, who doesn t want to get the operation Th [...]


    11. I go a little crazy if I read than one Margaret Atwood novel a year I hope I m not alone in this I get the feeling that Atwood s sharp, but her writing is filed to a finer edge I realized a while ago that one book per year was enough.I have a similar reaction to Stephen King, though I m not sure why I really loved The Stand, but when it was over I knew that I wasn t going to read another of his works for a while.At first, I thought this meant that I didn t like Stephen King and Margaret Atwood [...]


    12. 33% DNF No rating because there is nothing wrong with the book I think I am just not the target audience It was written in 2005 and on the young end of the YA scale I think I have just outgrown books like this I think I am fairly certain what is going to happen It s just not holding my interest.I ve had this book on my TBR shelf for a long time, so I m glad to know one way or the other and be able to get it off my list.If you are thinking about reading it, it s about a society in the future that [...]


    13. 3.5I absolutely love diving into dystopian worlds and this is a YA series I have been meaning to start for years just never got round to it so happy I finally have Tally has grown up in a society where you are made to believe that you re ugly As soon as you turn 16, however, you re given the rights to an operation to turn you from an ugly to a pretty and Tally cannot wait for this day Things take a slight turn when Tally s friend Shay doesn t want to become pretty and runs away to The Smoke Tall [...]


    14. At an unspecificied time in the future everyone turning sixteen is given surgery to become pretty Tally Youngblood is young woman, counting down the days to the procdure which despite being extremely intensive is considered worth it for a life of luxury and decadence among her peers She s waiting to be reunited with her best friend and enjoy the life of being pretty together.That is until she meets Shay The two bond over having lost all their friends to the surgery and waiting to join them They [...]


    15. Things become quite one sided or 1 dimensional in this YA dystopian yarn that imagines stuff in a half assed kind of way repressive governing scientists too uninteresting an antagonist, a teenaged character with absolutely zero references to the parental unit, scant description character development presenting tropes for the new young uns and hopeful lifelong readers to gawk at but offering nothing much too pleasant for the reader that s enthralled by the complexities of that OTHER YA epic, Hun [...]


    16. What you do, the way you think, makes you beautiful I really liked this since it were a bit different from other dystopian books I ve read The whole beauty surgery thing were a bit creepy though, because it feels like something that could happen in the future We re already obsessed with our looks and beauty surgeries are quite common today The names of cities and the social age groups were really bad though, it felt like something a 10 year old would have come up with Also I had a bit of a probl [...]


    17. After finishing 425 pages that I couldn t put down, I m finding myself needing to buy the next in the series as soon as possible No wonder editors are getting copy cat novels similar to this from aspiring writers.Uglies tells the story of a post apocalyptic dystopia where everyone gets a surgery at age 16 to make them pretty with a perfect body, perfect face, and diminished personality This surgery is supposed to prevent people from having an unfair advantage in the workplace because of the way [...]


    18. I d heard of this book before, but I didn t realize it was futuristic The story line is one you ve all heard before in the future, everyone is forced into some nutso plastic surgery which makes you gorgeous, and of course, the post ops spend all day living it up and having a grand ol time because they re brainwashed and beautiful It sounds kinda like an ok life, but there are some folks who are like, Hellz no, you ain t cuttin me, beyotch So these folks have to become renegades, and that s what [...]



    19. An enjoyable YA dystopian novel This isn t as deep as some the The Giver, for example but it still explores dystopian themes and does so through the eyes of a teenager, using motivations that a teenager would understand I first picked this book up because one of my own teenagers was reading it Interested, I read the blurb and couldn t decide if I should worry or not did it sound interesting or horrifying I mean let s start with the idea that one of my daughters was reading a book called Uglies a [...]


    20. 4,75Wow, que mundo Que historia Me encanto espero seguir con la historia pronto porque ese final i mean, Scott, loquillo, terminar un libro as , no da,o sea no.Rese a completa en Gracias a los Libros.



    21. Real rating 3.5Well,this was fun.After reading a bazillion bad reviews I thought that this will be really,really bad.But it s not,it s quite amusing actually.The main character,Tally,is really cool.I liked her a lot and I completely understood all of her actions,which is a really rare thing for me.I liked the story line and the whole concept of separating ugly cough normal cough and pretty people.I also liked the new technology described and used in this book I d love to try those hoverboards an [...]



    22. Okay, so this book was really good I want to finish Throne of Glass before I move on to Pretties, but I really liked this book The first and last lines of this book were just interesting My favorite character was Shay, she was so awesome I hope everything ends up working out for her in the end Maddy was also pretty awesome For a woman who is like fifty, she is pretty athletic and awesome David was a good character, especially when he explained the Rusties Oh, the Rusties Tally s view on us and o [...]


    23. I love this series Although a little strange, these books are original, exciting, and enjoyable After reading Uglies, I went on to read every single book by Scott Westerfeld that I could find Now he is one of my favorite authors, and I recommend everything that he s written.


    24. All in all, I was VERY impressed with Uglies Westerfeld is now one of my favorite writers, not only for his immense creativity but also for his ability to blend the JUST RIGHT amount of action, description, and dialogue This may sound like a weird comparison, but Scott Westerfeld reminds me of a gourmet chef he knows how to measure out and mix together the right concoction of ingredients in order to make a delicious product It made reading Uglies a fun and smooth experience Let s face it, it s r [...]


    25. So it took me five days to read this book but it felt like I was reading it for about two weeks It was so slow and so painful This book is very overrated, I just don t understand how it s so popular It never grabbed me and so I just wasn t interested I m giving it 2 stars because I m feeling generous What I liked The type of world Scott Westerfeld created At first I thought it was a silly premise but as the story progressed and I found out about the world Tally was living in, I understood why t [...]


    26. WELL THAT WAS GREAT WOW WOW 4.4 STARS WOOOOO IT WAS SO MUCH FUN I got this book over a year ago, I received it for Christmas 2011, and had specifically asked for it because I had heard such great hype around it I tried picking it up around the Christmas period and only got a few pages in and giving up because I was just not in the mood A couple of days ago though, I have no idea why, I just felt it Something from above said You feel like reading Uglies And boy, was it just what I needed.Let s ta [...]


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